Activities and Organizations
The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences (CABS) is a busy and active group.
A seminar series is in development; individuals from other departments or interested parties from the general public are welcome to attend.
A department newsletter, of particular interest to students and alumni, is produced on a quarterly basis.
We encourage the students in our department to be active in the American Chemical Society (ACS) and to join other campus organizations and activities.
The American Chemical Society (ACS)
The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 163,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry.
The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction, career development, community service, and leadership skills regardless of professional or scientific interest.
The purpose of ACS is to meet the needs of its members, foster scientific advancement, and promote the public understanding of chemistry.
There are many benefits, technical and nontechnical, to joining ACS. These include reduced fees to national and regional meetings, access to ACS journals and chemical abstracts, continuing education opportunities, insurance programs, travel programs, auto rental discounts, and much more.
The SDSM&T Student Affiliates Chapter at SDSM&T is actively involved in many activities such as National Chemistry Week, chemistry magic shows, and other social events.
Beta Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma
SDSM&T is home to the Beta Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, the national's oldest professional chemical fraternity. Membership is open to students from a variety of academic disciplines, including metallurgical engineering, geology, geological engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, mining engineering and management, environmental engineering, interdisciplinary sciences – pre-med, and interdisciplinary sciences – atmospheric sciences. Find out more at the Beta Phi Chapter website.